A Bavarian Castle Hotel in China
When you visit the Castle Hotel, you might wonder whether you had been transported instantly from China to Bavaria.
No, you’re not in Bavaria. Just step outside to remind yourself that you’re still in China, but the Castle Hotel is an imposing, palatial Bavarian-style castle. Some have referred to the hotel as the ‘guardian of Dalian,’ and it certainly fulfills that function in its location sitting atop Lotus Mountain overlooking Dalian in northeast China
Some rooms look down on the city, but many visitors will be happy to pay the higher rate to have one of the 292 rooms with a dramatic ocean view.
The Castle Hotel is now a Starwood property and a member of the Luxury Collection Hotels in China. Prior to being renovated into a hotel, the property housed the Dalian Castle Shell Museum, named after the 20,000 precious shells on display and now moved into a separate location on Xinghai Square, the largest city square in Asia.
Walking into the lobby of the Castle Hotel, the visitor is immediately enraptured by the opulence and grandeur of the stairway with an intricately designed wrought iron bannister that matches the wrought iron on the side balconies, all under the high windowed ceiling, which allows an entrancing light to filter throughout the area. Magical.
Visitors to Dalian who are fortunate enough to stay in this enchanting hotel will marvel at the luxury seen in every detail of both the structure and the interior. Luxury is not just for the public spaces. Each guest room is fit for a king or queen.
In addition to enjoying the opulence throughout the hotel, guests can indulge themselves at the Kaiser SPA or work off some calories at the state-of-the-art fitness center and swimming pool or spoil themselves with ‘home-brewed’ German beer at the Royal Cellar restaurant.
Sounds like a dream hotel, doesn’t it? Makes a person want to visit Dalian.